I Just Realized, You Don’t Really Know Me.

Eco light bulb
This epiphany was a lot more eco-friendly than the last one.

I had another epiphany. You’re probably thinking, “Wait, didn’t she just have an epiphany like two days ago?” The answer is yes. Yes I did. Then, today, I had another. So that makes my epiphany count two for the last week. Impressive, no?

Anyway, I was talking about how much I love writing this blog and how marvelous my readers are when I realized that we really don’t know that much about one another. I plan on rectifying that today. What follows are the must know facts about Girl on the Contrary aka me.

1. My favorite actor is Alan Alda. I love him with my whole heart. Comedy, drama, writing. The man is a true legend.

2. My favorite author is Kurt Vonnegut. Although, you probably already knew that.

3. I could eat Italian food everyday of my life.

4. I practice yoga twice a day. Morning and night. I am SO zen.

5. I love hand-written cards or notes.

6. I miss Uganda every single day that I’m not there.

7. I have two dogs. A boy named Hansel and a girl named Liesel.

8. I love frozen yogurt.

9. If I had a cagillion dollars, I would spend my entire life traveling the world and writing about it.

10. My favorite book isn’t by my favorite author. My favorite book is Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski.

11. I absolutely love the Ricky Gervais show “Extras” and watch and re-watch the episodes all the time.

12. When I have a really truly terrible day, all I want to do is watch Disney movies.

13. I re-read all 7 Chronicles of Narnia every December. I was given the box set of the books when I was 10 and have been reading them every since. One of the best Christmas gifts ever!

14. My favorite color is green.

15. I drink lots and lots of tea.

16. I attempt to make every thing I say a song lyric. That includes singing it. Another little known fact is, my sister absolutely hates that I do this.

17. No matter how spicy something I’m eating is, I add Tabasco.

18. My favorite piece of furniture is a brown rocking recliner. My Popsie used to rock me in it when I was a baby and when I was 20 and going through one of the hardest times of my life, he gave it to me. It is both comforting and comfortable. Also, so retro.

19. When at a Starbucks, I always order a non-fat chai tea latte. It’s my drink.

20. I really want a chia pet.

21. I have always wanted to wear a tuxedo.

22. In the case of a zombie apocalype, I think I’m screwed.

23. No one ever expects it of me, but I am a HUGE American football fan. I also love football aka soccer with an equal passion. If it’s called football anywhere in the world, chances are I LOVE it.

24. I could play board games all day long.

25. I really really love marshmallows.

I feel like if I write more than 25 facts down then I am just being self-indulgent so you will just have to learn the rest over time. What I would love to hear about now are some little known or well known (totally up to you how known you want your facts to be) facts about you, my darling readers. Please share! I’m in quite a sharing mood today.

25 thoughts on “I Just Realized, You Don’t Really Know Me.

  1. Himakarnika says:

    hey,

    I like your blog. It’s really cool. Great writing and even better thinking..

    Best wishes,
    Himakarnika Alluri.

  2. 1) I’ve always wanted horse riding lessons and soon (i.e. when funds permit) I’m going to have some!

    2) I’m not scared of turning 30 next year.

    3) I had a chia pet but it kept messing on the floor (well the seeds didn’t stick on that well and fell off and I wasn’t that good at giving it enough water but not too much).

    4) As an upgrade to my chia pet cat I have two real cats who are much cuddlier although more expensive and demanding. They never mess on the floor.

    5) I don’t like books about real life – I read as an alternative to real life so I prefer books with dragons, spaceships, post-apocalyptic dystopias or alternate realities. And it’s always good to have a quest…

    6) I like my life.

  3. Sayruh says:

    You are awesome!. I think we would seriously have to be friends if I lived anywhere close to you. We would totally click.

    1. I love foreign films.
    2. I love Asia.
    3. I have a great vinyl collection.
    4. Friday the 13th always turns out to be a great day for me.
    5. Sometimes I want to shave my head. I’m tired of fixing hair.
    6. I started knitting a sweater 4 or 5 years ago and it’s still not half done.
    7. I have a dinosaur chia pet and it came with a bonus chia pet alarm clock. Jealous?
    8. I get up in the middle of the night and drive 30 minutes to watch meteor showers through the sunroof in my car because I get too creeped out if I get out of the car. It’s dark out there.
    9. Amelie is my favorite movie.
    10. I have a burning desire to move to Cheyenne, WY.

    How’s that? 🙂

  4. Girl on the contrary, I really loved reading your likes! You really make me laugh! Also please tell me what is a chia pet?

    A little bit late… but here are a few of mine…

    1. I love quirky, second hand things – ALOT

    2. Like you, I also drink lots and lots of tea, except my tea of choice is South African Rooibos tea

    3. I love my family very much, although they drive me nuts and I usually feel like I can’t possibly come from ‘them’

    4. the one thing I look forward to the most is having pets, I currently live in a 3rd floor apartment and live a life that makes it virtually impossible to do so – I would like a cat, a spaniel and a miniature French poodle!

    5.I love painting and drawing, and have always wanted to do these things as a ‘career’ but have always been too scared and I don’t think I am good enough

    6. I live in Johannesburg, South Africa, but lived in London for 5 years, there are many things I miss about London (ie travelling alot, earning more money, and anonymity and that things actually WORK), BUT I am African, and I love it’s extremities and would love to live in Mozambique! I LOVE AFRICA!!!

    7. My favourite food is between 2 cuisines – Indian, the hotter the curry the better, nd Middle Eastern, meze type food.

    SO there you have it… a little bit about me

    1. Thanks so much! A chia pet is a plant that grows in the shape of animals- like dogs, cats, cows, horses, etc. Also, you can get them as people and the plant grows as the person’s hair. I just think they are so fun. Like you, I love love love curry! I think it’s lovely you live in South Africa, I have always wanted to visit there! And, I miss London too sometimes even though I didn’t live there long.

  5. More Than You Wanted to Know

    1. Music is my soul, from metal to opera.
    2. I can never have and/or read enough books.
    3. I’m a Goodreads addict.
    4. I really miss having my own bedroom…without feeling guilty about it.
    5. In case of zombie apocolypse, i’m a hostage.
    6. I am envious of good comedians. I love to make people laugh but don’t think I’m good enought o do standup.
    7. Mike Portnoy, Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, Antonio Sanchez – The Four Drummers of The Apocolypse
    8. Favorite foods: fried chicken, pizza, cake (didn’t we cover this recently???)
    9. Favorite clothing: Jeans, to wear and how they look on others
    10. Which historical figure do you admire the most?
    Joe Pepitone. He was the first true sports prima donna and paved the way for the likes of John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Dennis Rodman, Terrell Owens and Bob Costas.
    11. Name the band or artist you’d like to see live in concert before you leave the planet or what concert or album that has already rocked your world.
    I was there…Modern Drummer Festival 2003….
    12. What’s your favorite television show or series of all time?
    My favorite sketch…from the best series…..
    13. Favorite movies to watch with someone…
    The Philadelphia Story (NOT Philadelphia with Tom Hanks).
    14. You are hopping on a plane tomorrow morning. Where did you choose to go and why?
    Here…for obvious reasons…
    15. Who is your favorite author? What about their writing inspires you or simply entertains you? Recommend at least one book that you feel I must read.
    Take your pick…
    16. Hobbies and passions. What brings you joy in your spare time?
    Under advice of legal counsel I should skip this one…

    that should give you enough for now…

  6. solitaryspinster says:

    In the case of a zombie apocalypse, I know I’m screwed. All I have in my fridge right now is water, condiments and applesauce. I could live for about two weeks on all the food in my apartment (which has very big windows) so basically I’m screwed no matter what type of apocalypse it is.

    gigi

  7. You will soon need to change your name from girl on the contrary to Ole Enlightened One. And you do yoga? So enlightened!

    Facts about me:
    1. Favorite color: Red Though I never ever wear anything red.
    2. I love to color coloring books with my kids. Its like my yoga.
    3. I love to dance. I always dreamed of being like the next Janet.
    4. My greatest passion is to write but I fear I am not good at it.
    5. I love to watch movies. I could do that day and night.
    6. Team Jacob. Sighhhhh
    7. My favorite number is 7 because it just looks pretty to me.

    1. Marina. I really love you. Your comments always make me so happy!!
      1. You should buy something red to wear.
      2. I too, love coloring books.
      3. I too, love to dance.
      4. I have the same passion and fear. For what it’s worth, I read your blog quite a bit and think you are a talented writer.
      5. I too, love to watch movies.
      6. I don’t really have a team. At different points in the books and movies they both annoy me.
      7. My favorite number is 13. No idea why, it just always has been.

  8. Well, this is the first time that I comment this blog, I’d like it very much, I read it every day from school to my home.
    Here is some facts about me:
    1- I’m 16 years old.
    2- I’m from Chile in South America
    3- I have the cuter cat in the world.
    4-My favorite color is red beacuse it means streght.
    5- I want to study psycology
    6-My style of life can define with hakuna matata
    7- I’m the little sister of 3.
    8-I adore my big sis
    9-I love Starbucks, even though there is no starbucks in my hometown I go there every time I can.
    10- I’m totally an iGirl: I use an iPhone and a mac.
    11- I tweet a lot.
    12- Tomorrow is the last day of my junior year (yay!!)
    13-Both of my brother and sister are living in another city for college so Im being spolied by my parents while I’m single.
    14-I’m a really tiny person but I like it that because nobody would thing Im going to harme them, I could use that in favor.
    15- I love series (like Gossip Girl!) movies and books about NY, I have to go there someday.
    16- I have a list of 30 things to do before I die since I was 12, I have 28 left to do.
    17-I have a tatoo of a flower, my sis has the same flower too 🙂
    18- I love this blog
    19- My favorite actor and man of all times is James McAvoy.
    20-Someday I will have a realtionship with a english man: British accent is so sexy.
    21-Next year I will to Europe with my parents ^^
    22- Im in a relationship since 1 month.
    23- I am without Internet since 3 weeks ago and Im dying.
    24- I am really, but really really happy that my classes are ending.
    25- I hate physics with all my heart.
    That’s all
    xoxo
    🙂

    1. Thanks for this list! I am so happy to get to know you better! I think you will love Europe next year (it’s one of my favorite places). And you definitely have to visit NY when you can. Also, I too have a fondness for British men.

  9. craig78681 says:

    #16. This is like hitting a double in the World Series. You delight in it and someone else is greatly annoyed by it.
    #25. But apparently not so fond of the dictionary.

    I usually start the “things you don’t know about me” list with “I once went to Calculus dressed as a chicken.” If you had not punted on Facebook you could see for yourself. I think there were some bodacious sideburns involved, too.

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